U.S. bachelor's degree holders' debt levels in public four-year colleges 2000-2017

Average amount of debt per bachelor's degree recipient at public four-year colleges and universities in the United States from 2001/02 to 2016/17 (in 2017 U.S. dollars)

U.S. bachelor's degree holders' debt levels in public four-year colleges 2000-2017 This statistic shows the average amount of debt that bachelor's degree recipients from public four-year colleges and universities had from the academic year 2001/02 to 2016/17. The per borrower category shows the average amount of debt amongst bachelor's degree recipients who had taken student loans. The average per all bachelor degree recipients includes those who did not take student loans. In the academic year 2016/17, students who took out student loans had an average of 26,900 U.S. dollars worth of debt upon completion of their degree.
Show more

Average amount of debt per bachelor's degree recipient at public four-year colleges and universities in the United States from 2001/02 to 2016/17 (in 2017 U.S. dollars)

Loading statistic...
YearPer borrowerPer all bachelor's degree recipients
2016-1726,90015,500
2011-1226,20015,200
2006-0722,50012,400
2001-0221,60011,200
YearPer borrowerPer all bachelor's degree recipients
2016-1726,90015,500
2011-1226,20015,200
2006-0722,50012,400
2001-0221,60011,200
Download Settings Share
Download started
Please be patient - this may take a moment
This statistic shows the average amount of debt that bachelor's degree recipients from public four-year colleges and universities had from the academic year 2001/02 to 2016/17. The per borrower category shows the average amount of debt amongst bachelor's degree recipients who had taken student loans. The average per all bachelor degree recipients includes those who did not take student loans. In the academic year 2016/17, students who took out student loans had an average of 26,900 U.S. dollars worth of debt upon completion of their degree.
Show more
Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.
Leading companies trust Statista:
paypalgoogleadobepgsamsungtelekom
Related Studies: Available to Download in PDF or PPTX Format
The cost of college
The cost of college

All Information
in one Presentation

The cost of college

Everything On "The cost of college" in One Document: Edited and Divided into Handy Chapters. Including Detailed References.

I think of Statista as Google for researchers. Statista provides you with the information you search for right away.
Dr. Horst Stipp

Dr. Horst Stipp
EVP, Research & Innovation, Advertising Research Foundation

Statistics on "The cost of college"
  • Overview
  • Tuition and fees
  • Distribution of student aid
  • Student aid received
  • Student debt
The most important statistics
Discover Statista
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps
Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.